NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) — University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly responded to reports of a threatening statement he's accused of making.
The Norman Transcript reported Gallogly delivered a threatening remark to David Boren over a letter his predecessor sent in response to Gallogly's criticism of OU's financial situation.
“The words to President Boren that were attributed to me in a recent newspaper story are inaccurate," Gallogly said in a statement to FOX 25.
Gallogly succeeded Boren as the university's president in June. Most of his early actions as president have related to the university's finances.
He continued in his statement that he and Boren are friends and that he would never threaten him.
"I would never threaten President Boren or anyone else for that matter," Gallogly said. "President Boren and I have been friends, partners and collaborators for decades to help advance the mission of the University of Oklahoma. While we may differ on style and actions, the goal is for the university to continue to serve our students and the State of Oklahoma.”